Let me start off by saying that if it wasn’t for these 3 tips for personal development, I would not be where I am today!
I was 22 years old when this all started and even though it was all new to me, I decided that I would give a shot as did my business partner who introduced me to it. To this day, I still do these 3 things!
“For the best return on your money, pour your purse into your head.” – Benjamin Franklin
So what is personal development?
Personal development involves the growth and enhancement of all aspects of the person, the feelings about himself or herself, and their effectiveness in living. It includes having a positive attitude and a growth mindset to develop healthy self-esteem.
“A growth mindset is one that believes our abilities are fluid and changeable. That we can and will learn more skills and even new talents, if we work at it.” – Carol Dweck, Author of Mindset, The New Psychology of Success
So here are 3 tips for personal development:
1. Always invest in yourself.
If you don’t, nobody else will. Read a motivation book and especially 10 pages every night before bed to give you a positive closing to your day. Watch training videos and listen to CDs in your car rather than to the radio. Attend motivational workshops.
That is exactly what I did at age 22. I attended a weekend seminar called Master Key and it changed my life forever. There was a world out there I had no idea of and it helped me tap into my true potential early on in my life.
“If you want to be wealthy and happy, learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job” ~ Earl Shoaff, Mentor to Jim Rohn
2. Get outside your comfort zone.
This takes courage, but in the end it will be very worthwhile, because it challenges you to face your fears. For example, one of the biggest fears people have is speaking in front of a group. So to get over this, join Toastmasters or similar organizations to help you overcome this fear.
No matter what you do, it will have a positive impact on you and give you more confidence and ability.
Doing something outside your comfort zone will also introduce you to new people, with similar interests. You will become more educated and knowledgeable, which will increase your own self-worth and self-esteem.
“Let him who would move the world, first move himself.” ~ Socrates
3. Be visible.
Start by helping out and volunteering. Be a mentor. We all want to help others because it makes us feel worthwhile and compassionate. It will increase your self esteem and attract others to you.
Be outgoing. It may be hard, but remember the FORM conversation guide (Family, Occupation, Recreation and Motivation) to help you with speaking to people. Ask them questions and get them talking about themselves using FORM. The conversation will never die and you may find something in common.
“Be the change you want to see in this world.” ~ Ghandi
Well, now is the time to take some bold steps and start with these 3 tips for personal development.
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Remember working on yourself; is a never-ending pursuit. Most of all, it’s fun and rewarding!
“To have more than you’ve got, become more than you are.” ~ Jim Rohn